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For #WorldBookDay2020 all staff and students shared Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl for 10 minutes every lesson. Fantastic feedback from staff and students! Let's all #BeKind and #ShareAStory with someone this weekend!



School children will bring the past to life at a public performance in the historic home of the Durham miners.

The event will mark the culmination of an arts and education project at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall.

The Pitman’s Parliament Project will see pupils from St John’s School, Bishop Auckland, explore the tumultuous history of life on the Durham Coalfield through industrialisation, mining disasters, and unionisation.

The dates for our Transition Summer School this year are:

Week 1: 10-14 August

Week 2: 17-21 August

Letters will be sent out in due course.


On Thursday 23 January ten County Durham schools were set the challenging task of pitching an out-of-this-world business idea in a foreign language, as part of a special space themed learning day. Working alongside astrophysicists from Durham University, the Year 10 pupils learned about zero gravity orbits and were tasked with building a prototype of an international space hotel then presented their ideas in French or Spanish.

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Young people in County Durham have created their own response to a 17th century masterpiece as part of an innovative project exploring contemporary culture.



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